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Posted: 3/18/2006 9:45:13 AM EDT
www.breitbart.com/news/2006/03/18/060318151321.l8fpez48.html

Tens of thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwanese took to the streets to protest rival China's military threats against the island.

The demonstrators pledged to safeguard the island and called on China to dismantle the hundreds of ballistic missiles targeting Taiwan.


"The great Taiwanese people oppose annexation and invasion. We protect democracy and care for Taiwan... and say no to China," President Chen Shui-bian told the rally organized by his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

"Taiwan is an independent sovereign state. It belongs to the 23 million people on the island and its future should be decided by the people here rather than by the 1.3 billion people in China," Chen added.

The DPP said the rally was intended to highlight the increasing threat from China, which has some 780 ballistic missiles targeting Taiwan.

The protestors, estimated at 150,000 by the organizers, shouted slogans such as "Loving Taiwan, opposing annexation!" and "Loving peace, opposing missiles!".

Police estimates of the turnout were not available.

"Taiwan is not part of China. I oppose China for bullying Taiwan and wish for peace for Taiwan," DPP supporter Yeh Chien-rong told AFP.

The rally came after China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao warned that Beijing was fully prepared "for all eventualities" in its efforts to rein in Taiwan's independence forces.


Beijing last year passed a law allowing it to use force against Taiwan if the island declared formal independence. Beijing regards the island as part of its territory although the two sides have been governed separately since they split at the end of a civil war in 1949.

Many of the marchers wore locally-made towels as headbands to protest massive imports of cheaper China-made towels which local manufacturers say threaten their survival.

Some also held red plastic model missiles to highlight China's military threat and ask Beijing to remove them.

Vice President Annette Lu and Premier Su Tseng-chang were among the DPP officials that attended the event as was Su Chin-chiang, head of the radical pro-independence party Taiwan Solidarity Union.

"We oppose ultimate unification as the sole option for Taiwan people as it runs against the principle of democracy," Chen said.

He also pledged to lead "Taiwan to walk the right and its own road" while saying the road may be bumpy.

Chen closed down the National Unification Council last month and scrapped the accompanying guidelines on reunification, a step the opposition says has heightened cross-strait tensions.

The council was considered largely symbolic and had been dormant since Chen was elected president in 2000 but his decision infuriated Beijing, which accused the Taiwanese leader of pushing the region towards disaster.


Chen has defended his decision, saying it was prompted by Beijing's persistent military threats and attempts to use non-peaceful means to unilaterally change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.

The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) poured cold water on Saturday's rally, saying the government should tackle the island's problems instead of organising protest rallies.

"The DPP is the governing party and it has many powers. It should use its powers to solve problems," said KMT leader Ma Ying-jeou, who is also mayor of Taipei.

Tens of thousands of KMT supporters took to the streets last weekend to protest Chen's policy towards China.

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Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:49:16 AM EDT
Fuck china lets blow those Mc Donald toy makeing bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose say nay.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:13:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Fuck china lets blow those Mc Donald toy makeing bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose say nay.



"I second the motion."

"The floor is now open for debate."

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:26:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 10:27:40 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Fuck cChina, lets blow those Mc Donald McDonalds toy makeing making bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose oppose say nay.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:31:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Fuck cChina, lets blow those Mc Donald McDonalds toy makeing making bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose oppose say nay.




dick
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:10:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Fuck cChina, lets blow those Mc Donald McDonalds toy makeing making bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose oppose say nay.




dick

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:18:58 PM EDT
Bump for some members who think the commies should be able to invade and enslave a sovereign nation.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:02:22 PM EDT
Ahhh fuck it, let's jut give them some nukes and call it a day.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:04:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Fuck china lets blow those Mc Donald toy makeing bastards off the face of the fuckin earth. All who apose say nay.




I like my happy meal toys.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:04:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
Ahhh fuck it, let's jut give them some nukes Aegis, hunter-killer subs and some Patriot missiles,and call it a day.



Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By TheSneak:
Ahhh fuck it, let's jut give them some nukes Aegis, hunter-killer subs and some Patriot missiles,and call it a day.






They're not big enough to field a large enough armed force to fight off the Chinese no matter what hardware you give them. MAD is the way to go.
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